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Publisher's Summary

Hear rare recordings from five of the most-respected African American poets reading their own works: Langston Hughes, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers"; Arna Bontemps, "Nocturne At Bethesda"; Countee Cullen, "Heritage"; Gwendolyn Brooks, "The Vacant Lot"; and Sonia Sanchez, "Black Magic".
©2009 Rick Sheridan (P)2009 Rick Sheridan

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Classic!!!

Would you listen to Great African American Literary Voices again? Why?

Yes. I plan on listening to this book many more times. I just wish it was a little clearer, and much more longer. Also, I wish the the book introduced each poet. If I were not familiar with the poems I would not know what I was listening to.

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Fascinating

This is a brief collection of fascinating recordings of African American authors. I especially enjoyed the recording of Langston Hughes, who was a great poet. It only takes ten minutes to listen to this and I suspect you will enjoy it. Recommended.

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Brief and pointed.

These poems were brief and pointed. Enjoyed each one. Some caused the urge to rewind and listen again.

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voices of literary giants

most memorable moments. I will continue listening to this from time to time until I leave this world. thank you Audible.

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